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What Is A Dental Implant?

A dental implant is typically a small screw shaped attachment usually made from titanium.  It is inserted within the jawbone to take the place of a missing root.  Once the implant has fused (osseointegrated) a replacement tooth can be secured to the top of the implant.  This new tooth can look, feel and perform just like a natural tooth.  It is also possible to use multiple implants in order to support a denture or bridge if several or all teeth are missing. 

  • Comfort- implant supported replacement teeth are more comfortable than conventional dentures because there is no slipping or movement.  This eliminates some of the key worries of denture wearers and improves self confidence
  • Safer- dental implants are safer for your natural teeth than conventional bridgework as they remove the need to grind down healthy teeth
  • Bone- when teeth are lost the alveolar bone which would hold the tooth in place gradually shrinks.  This may not be noticeable where only one or two teeth are missing.  However, if several teeth are lost it can begin to affect the shape and structure of the face.  Implants placed into the bone help to maintain its structure.

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